Media Advisories

Media Advisory: NYC Mayor's Office DemocracyNYC, Hispanic Federation, Pregones PRTT, and the NYC Civic Engagement Commission Host "Get Out the Vote in the Boogie Down Bronx"

This non-partisan voter engagement event at Roberto Clemente Plaza will begin with a press conference featuring electeds, artists, and community partners. Followed by performances by a Hondureño born DJ, a poet, a folk band, and a global music collective. The event will feature The People's Bus and vaccine bus.

New York - On Thursday, October 28, 2021, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM at Roberto Clemente Plaza, DemocracyNYC will host "Get Out the Vote in the Boogie Down Bronx!" a free community, voter engagement event open to the public and held in partnership with Hispanic Federation, Pregones PRTT, Third Avenue Bid, The People's Bus, and TheNew York Civic Engagement Commission to celebrate LatinX culture and community while ensuring The Bronx has all of the resources needed to vote in the General Election.

The event will feature performances by artists such as DeLaCeiba, Caridad de La Luz, Jarana Beat, and People of Earth. The event will also feature Latina food from the local business Coffee Delight Diner and community resources, including the vaccine bus.

Additionally The People's Bus — a retired city bus formerly used to transport people detained on Rikers Island that has been transformed, with input from New Yorkers, into a community center on wheels to engage people in NYC's civic life through beauty and joy will be parked at the event. The People's Bus is designed by Yazmany Arboleda, a Colombian-American artist who creates living sculptures.

DemocracyNYC is a nonpartisan mayoral initiative focused on increasing voter participation and civic engagement in NYC. Currently, DemocracyNYC is focusing on encouraging voters to participate in local elections. See multilingual resources created for the General Election at:

Hispanic Federation is the nation's premier Latino nonprofit membership organization and seeks to empower and advance the Hispanic community, support Hispanic families, and strengthen Latino institutions through education, health, immigration, civic engagement, economic empowerment, and the environment.

Pregones Puerto Rican Traveling Theater mission is to champion a Puerto Rican/Latinx cultural legacy of universal value through creation and performance of original plays and musicals, exchange and partnership with other artists of merit, and engagement of diverse audiences.

The New York City Civic Engagement Commission (CEC) is a city agency that promotes civic participation through participatory budgeting, providing training and technical support to community boards, and serving language access needs of limited English proficient New Yorkers at select poll sites. To see language interpretation services offered for the 2021 General Election visit: The Voting Center.

"Get Out the Vote in the Boogie Down Bronx!" a free community, voter engagement event open to the public featuring performances by a Hondureño born DJ, a poet, a folk band, and a global music collective

Thursday, October 28, 3:00 PM - the Press Conference will begin promptly at 4:00 PM

Roberto Clemente Plaza, 530 Willis Ave, Bronx, NY 10455
Opening Remarks from government representatives, elected officials, and community partners.

Performers and artists will include:
Caridad de La Luz
Jarana Beat
People of Earth

Please RSVP
Day-of contact: Aarati Cohly,,